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Jawed Naqvi

Before breaking into a song

Before breaking into a song

Indian tribal communities are fighting a desperate battle for survival against a predatory state backed by big money. Updated Apr 17, 2018 08:56am
So many questions to ask

So many questions to ask

The questioning spirit has been so bludgeoned that people have given up the old habit of asking simple questions. Published Apr 03, 2018 07:23am
A lurking prejudice unveiled

A lurking prejudice unveiled

Literary references abound describing the stifled plight of 19th-century upper-caste women who lived encaged in Published Mar 27, 2018 07:24am
Khalistan and Hindu rashtra

Khalistan and Hindu rashtra

The men and women who fought and died for a homeland were also fighting to honour Bulleh Shah, Kabir, Namdev and Ravidas Published Mar 20, 2018 06:59am
Eventually we are all dead

Eventually we are all dead

Both features — secularism and socialism — are anathema to the dominant merchant classes. Published Mar 13, 2018 07:12am
Beyond the chessboard duel

Beyond the chessboard duel

The BJP has formed an alliance with a separatist tribal group, which is neither for a Hindi-speaking state, nor for Published Mar 06, 2018 03:26am
Luckily Modi is not Nehru

Luckily Modi is not Nehru

Imagine Mr Modi writing amazing books on history, or delivering informed speeches in parliament and at global summits. Updated Feb 13, 2018 08:52am
View from the spider’s web

View from the spider’s web

Well-regarded journalists in India have gone to the Congress, others have gone to the BJP. Published Feb 06, 2018 07:19am
Were the guests impressed?

Were the guests impressed?

What was the point of assembling the 10 leaders en masse to watch a parade replete with nuclear-capable missiles? Published Jan 30, 2018 01:38am
How does one please Golwalkar?

How does one please Golwalkar?

Aesthetically, too, there’s a slippery slope to negotiate in our search of the Hindu way. Published Jan 23, 2018 06:54am
Justice as a king’s command

Justice as a king’s command

Judges often change their ideological preferences to comply with the doctrine of the state they serve. Published Jan 16, 2018 03:06am
Jadhav affair tests the media

Jadhav affair tests the media

People on both sides are being forced to divine the truth with their eyes blindfolded, eardrums bursting with inane Updated Jan 09, 2018 10:25am
Kulbhushan Jadhav not alone

Kulbhushan Jadhav not alone

While India berates Pakistan over Jadhav meeting, it's being blind to how it approaches its own prisoners. Updated Jan 02, 2018 08:18am
Contriving an improbable enemy

Contriving an improbable enemy

2017 should go down in bilateral record books as the year India put paid to hopes of people-to-people contact. Updated Jan 01, 2018 02:24pm